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Decision Says Claims Had Preclusive Effect on Discrimination Suit 10/16/2017
Source: WorkCompCentral
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1126 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The 5th District Court of Appeal last week ordered publication of its prior determination that a group of correctional officers could not pursue a discrimination action against their employer, since they had already litigated their claims in pursuit of workers’ compensation benefits....Read More

Dueling Actuaries Debate Proposed Rate Hike 10/16/2017
By: J. Todd Foster (Reporter)
State: PA | Segment: Top | 518 | 0 | Popular with Legal
An actuary hired by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice has concluded that a 6.06% emergency rate increase recommended by the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau is “excessive and not supported.” ...Read More

David Higley Joins Argo Group From The Hartford 10/16/2017
State: NA | Segment: NATIONAL | 259 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. has hired David Higley as head of U.S. property and inland marine. ...Read More

DWC Suspends 3 More Providers From Comp System 10/13/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1986 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The California Division of Workers’ Compensation announced Thursday it has suspended three more medical providers from participating in the workers’ compensation system, bringing the total number of providers suspended to 49.  ...Read More

DWC Sends Suspension Notice to Embattled Marketer 10/12/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 1241 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 4 min read
The Division of Workers’ Compensation sent a notice of intent to suspend Paul Randall, a marketer who pleaded guilty in 2012 to paying kickbacks to providers who referred patients to Tri-City Regional Medical Center for spinal surgeries. ...Read More
DWC Revises Guidelines for Chronic Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 10/11/2017
State: CO | Segment: WEST | 738 | 0 | Popular with Legal
The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation has revised its treatment guidelines for complex regional pain syndrome and chronic pain disorder. New guidelines will go into effect for services provided on or after Nov. 30. Both sets of guidelines were last revised in Decemb...Read More

Department of Insurance Signs Off on 4.6% Decrease in Loss Costs 10/11/2017
State: KY | Segment: SOUTH | 400 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 87 min read
The Kentucky Department of Insurance on Tuesday said it has approved the recommended 4.6% rate decrease in overall loss costs in the voluntary market. ...Read More

DWC Bars 8 More Medical Providers From Work Comp System 10/06/2017
State: CA | Segment: WEST | 2038 | 0 | Popular with Legal | 213 min read
California state regulators on Thursday announced the suspension of eight medical providers, bringing the total number who are barred from participating in the state workers’ compensation system to 46.  ...Read More

Drug-Court Work Rehab Program Took Worker's Benefits, Report Says 10/06/2017
By: Emily Brill (Reporter)
State: NA | Segment: Top | 796 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Officials in two states say they are investigating an alternative work program for convicted criminals following a report that the nonprofit applied for workers’ compensation benefits on behalf of one of its workers and pocketed the benefit check.  ...Read More

DWC Commissioner Brannan to Keynote Annual Conference 10/06/2017
State: TX | Segment: SOUTH | 389 | 0 | Popular with Legal
Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation Ryan Brannan will deliver the keynote speech and discuss the state of the Texas workers’ compensation system at the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Conference on Nov. 9 at the Omni Austin Hotel at Southpark. ...Read More
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